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scream in Colours & sounds topic

screamscream2 ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 SCREAMa loud high sound that you make with your voice because you are hurt, frightened, excited etc syn shriek We heard screams coming from the flat. She saw the knife and let out a scream.scream of laughter/terror etc He fell back with a scream of terror and pain.2 Ca very loud high sound the scream of a jet taking off3 a screamCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa loud screamSuddenly I heard a loud scream.a shrill/piercing/high-pitched scream (=with a very high sound)The sound of gunfire mingled with the shrill screams of the injured.a bloodcurdling scream (=very frightening)With a blood-curdling scream, he threw himself at Paul.a terrified scream (=by someone who is terrified)I let out a terrified scream and scuttled down the stairs.a terrible scream (=by someone suffering great pain or fear)We were woken late that night by the most terrible screams.a little screamMrs Wood gave a little scream.a muffled/stifled scream (=made quieter, for example by putting a hand over someone’s mouth)No one heard her muffled screams.verbslet out a screamHe let out a piercing scream.give a screamShe gave a scream of delight.phrasesa scream of laughter/delightWe could hear the children’s screams of laughter.a scream of pain/terror/agonyMy screams of terror awoke my parents.
Examples from the Corpus
screamCharlie gave a scream of delight as he opened the present.A gun went off, and I heard a scream of fear from inside the room.There was a scream of pain.We could hear screams coming from inside the blazing building.Then she gave a little scream of happiness.She was pondering this in a panic, when she heard the scream of the children and the sound of feet running.The battlefield echoed with the screams of the wounded and the dying.Their screams of horror and cries for mercy only brought a smile to my face.let out ... screamHe let out a scream of terror.At this point, you will let out a scream suggesting that some one has just blown off your toe with a. 45.